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Tail gate is stuck closed - 2005 GMC Sierra

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Take a hair dryer to latches, once open lube with light oil, grease or powdered graphite DO NOT USE WD40!

Posted on Jan 02, 2011

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There is an entrance plate behind it. Take it off and squirt oil into it but, this is not the complete solution. You may have to bend the linkage back after you can get it apart and you may find a loose bar or broken pice connecting the linkage.

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Posted on Dec 22, 2008

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SOURCE: tail gate wont stay closed -latches not catching

I had this problem with my 2004 for the past year. Then this past week end it stopped latching all together. I found on mine the handle mechinism froze up. All the wd40 I tried did not help. I had to replace the handle. one thing I saw that could be a problem if it has happened since owning is if the connecting rods that go from the handle to the side latches are not adjusted right. they clip into the handle mechanism and if they were cannected with latch down they may not move enough to allow latch to lock completely.

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Hi;The latch/ouside handle is held on by four bolts on the inside of tailgat. Remove the four bolts and the handle should come clear so you can see the mechanism. Your on you own now.

Posted on May 18, 2009

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SOURCE: The rear gate latch is stuck in the closed

It sounds like a rod going to the latch came off. You can try to pry the latch to the open position while the outside handle is in the pull to open position at the same time. If that does not work the rod indeed came off inside to the latch or handle area

Posted on Jan 13, 2010

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SOURCE: My rear tail gate latch

more likely than not the latch has closed some how if you have some one hold the the handle to open the tailgate you can open the latch by hand with a screw driver if your not sure what it should look like look at another door latch in the open position very simple to do and you cant hurt anything doing it this way

Posted on Mar 12, 2011

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